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How to Protect Your Car From Thieves

for Bradenton, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Beyond

Feb 25, 2015

In the modern world, there is nothing quite like your car to help you get from place to place.  And because our cars are such an asset to our lives, it is important that they are protected.

Car theft is quite common, but there are a few simple things you can do to help protect yourself. 

1. Choose Your Parking Wisely

Although car robberies can occur just about anywhere, choosing your parking wisely can make a huge difference in the safety of your car.

Ideal parking places are in areas that are well lit and within a reasonable distance of the building you are visiting.  The more visible your vehicle, the better protected it will be while you are away from it.

2. Keep Your Valuables Under Wraps

Nothing is more appealing to a thief than easy targets.  If you have anything of value in your vehicle, make sure you keep it out of sight.

Never leave a wallet or phone sitting on the car seat.  Instead, you should always put your valuables under the seat or in the trunk, anywhere really as long as it’s out of sight.

3. Keep Track of Your Keys

Most car thieves have the car keys in hand when they perform the deed.  This means that you should always keep your keys close and never leave them in your vehicle.  If you want to keep your car safe, you have to keep an eye on your keys!

4. Don’t Leave a Running Car Unattended

This should go without saying, but if you need to run into the store for just a moment, or pick up your child from school, don’t be tempted to leave the car running.  Instead, turn off your car and save the environment and your car!

5. Keep Your Windows Up

On hot days, it can be tempting to keep your windows down, but that can be a way in for thieves.  If you must roll the windows down and leave your care unattended, make sure it is not enough to let a hand through.

These tips should help your car stay safe from theft.  For more help keeping your car safe, contact the experts at Bradenton Insurance!

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